When Ezra Wright Sherman was born in 1824, in Vermont, United States, his father, John Sherman I, was 39 and his mother, Persis Wright, was 32. He married Harriet Ann Chase on 10 June 1844, in Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Franklin, Vermont, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 March 1898, in Abercorn, Brome, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States.
English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.
Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .
Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.